Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
101. Ogden Nash poet A Word to Husbands by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
7.29 11
102. Elizabeth Bishop poet I Am in Need of Music by Elizabeth Bishop
I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
7.55 10
103. William Carlos Williams poet This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
the plums
6.87 14
104. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
7.59 15
105. Jack Prelutsky poet Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
8.10 13
106. Li Po poet Alone And Drinking Under The Moon by Li Po
Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
6.46 35
107. Walter de la Mare poet Silver by Walter de la Mare
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
7.80 24
108. Billy Collins poet Introduction To Poetry by Billy Collins
I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
8.79 29
109. Billy Collins poet Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins
The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
8.10 24
110. Christopher Marlowe poet The Passionate Shepherd to his Love by Christopher Marlowe
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
6.41 32
111. Gwendolyn Brooks poet The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks
Abortions will not let you forget.
You remember the children you got that you did not get,
8.02 15
112. Tupac Shakur poet The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur Rookie
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
8.46 23
113. John Donne poet A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning by John Donne
As virtuous men pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls, to go,
6.29 13
114. Vikram Seth poet All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
8.59 30
115. Ted Hughes poet Lovesong by Ted Hughes
He loved her and she loved him.
His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to
8.20 26
116. Rabindranath Tagore poet A Moments Indulgence by Rabindranath Tagore
I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side. The works
that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
6.78 15
117. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet Sonnet 14 - If thou must love me, let it be for nought by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
XIV
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
6.90 20
118. Rainer Maria Rilke poet A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke
My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
5.78 9
119. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee? Let me count the ways by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
XLIII
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
7.37 22
120. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.31 21
121. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Gleam of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
6.07 16
122. Ogden Nash poet Always Marry An April Girl by Ogden Nash
Praise the spells and bless the charms,
I found April in my arms.
7.73 17
123. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.84 16
124. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Good-Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill
Which severs those it should unite;
6.86 21
125. Charlotte Brontë poet Life by Charlotte Brontë
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
7.37 25
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